Apologies for a brief step into the world of Western Civilization and Politics, but something is happening in Europe which in my mind is no good sign for things to come. Everyone has now heard of the terrible carnage wrought in Spain last week at the hands of terrorists...see Yahoo! News - Spain PM-Elect Steps Into Controversy Over Iraq The terrible evil of the destruction of lives at the hands of terrorists has shaken the Spanish people to the core. How did they respond? The current government which has backed the US in the war on Terror as well as in Iraq was sweeped from Power on Sunday for new Socialist leadership. Here is the thing that is almost unbelievable. The current government initially was saying the ETA (a domestic terrorist group) was responsible but suspicions rose as to the role of Islamic militants. As it continued to be discussed with links to foreign terrorists begining to emerge, the people suspected that the current political leadership wanted to hide the Islamic connection. The Spanish thought was that this could be reprisal for the Spainards role in Iraq. If this was the work of Islamic terrorists, then it must be because the Spanish were in Iraq. So what do the Spaniards do? They vote out the current government in favor of one who will pull out of Iraq. So here is what may be unfolding today on the continent.
- Terrorists rock a country with a heinous and cowardice act of violence
- That country thinks it may be becaues the terrorists are upset with the role this country is playing in Iraq.
- The people vote out the government that took them to Iraq in favor of a new one which will get them out of Iraq.